Grateful Dead Live at The Forum on 1977-06-04
The Promised Land
Friend Of The Devil
Lazy Lightnin' ->
New Minglewood Blues
Brown Eyed Women
The Music Never Stopped
Samson And Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Terrapin Station ->
Playing In The Band ->
Franklin's Tower ->
China Doll ->
Not Fade Away ->
Playing In The Band
One More Saturday Night
Bob was patched out of Rob Bertrando. 18th Row FOB
Tape was paused between most songs in first set. No music is missing in first set. No crossfades were applied.
Tape flip at the end of "Eyes" into "Drums"
Tape flip at the very end of "Franklin's Tower" before the short "Space" that leads into "China Doll".
No SBD or other source is available for a patch at this time. It is minor, but hopefully a fix surfaces one day. The "Franklin's > Space > China Doll" is stellar.
Subject: great set good tape
the tape is great for the era. very enjoyable still by modern AUD standards. better in lossless and turned up loud on speakers (not just headphones)
Subject: What once was big, now a loner
It was a one-off at The Forum and, surprisingly, the only time they played it outside of the six shows in '89 (when it was called Great Western) - that half-century old venue that's still pumping along. I remember shrugging about this tape because during the soup-Nazi, taper-stranglehold era nobody had more than low-gens (and now we think it's weird there's no board!).
This is right in the middle of the band's famed spring '77 highpoint and a couple weeks later was when Zeppelin did their famous Forum stand, from which the Listen to Eddie and Badgeholder boots came (the former is much better). Isn't it weird that Dead tapers were so much more skilled on average (yeah, I know there are a few reasons for this).
I like the dude that yells "you never know what the next song's gonna be but whatever they do it's great". That's true of almost any concert yet we know exactly what he means semiotically. Another funny one is the dude: "looks like we're never gonna see a China Cat again", four songs in!
"Funny though, I get a stronger smell of cigarettes than I do of dope". That's funny on a another level to me because, going to an Orange County show, I told my SoCal head host that I disliked all the smoke at SoCal shows and he was convinced nobody smoked behind the Orange curtain until we got inside. Those SoCal shows were full of cigarettes! I never did figure out why and that was true of Ventura, The Forum, Irvine, etc.
1st Set: B
2nd Set: A
Overall = 4 Stars
Average for Spring 77 - which is above average (i.e. 2-1/2 Stars)
Tennessee Jed - turns bouncy jouncy ragtime-like
Peggy-O - '77 has the strongest Fennarios, destroy the other era-os
Friend of The Devil
New Minglewood Blues - '77 was so uptempo
Brown Eyed Women - tighter than a _______in a ______
2nd Set -
The whole thing but in particular -
Samson & Delilah - even Donna is great
Eyes of the World - Bobby starts way uptempo, the pace slackened after this era
Drums - not usually as remarkable as 80s/90s
Not Fade Away - hyper tempo
Playing in the Band
SOURCES: This is a Bertrando>Menke FOB in the MOTB so qual is stellar AUD. Menke's sounds a little fuller than Rob's, and since he was patched from Rob one surmises it was just the difference in decks (plus it seems a little EQ/mastering differences).
Subject: Great sound quality for audience recording
Magical version of Eyes of the World.
Thanks so much for sharing this beauty!
Subject: While excellent in parts,
Subject: 40 years upon my head,,,
Subject: oh my God.
OK, I do have to throw 5 bright morning stars on this, and Ive never bothered before.
Well this has always been one of my favorite AUDs from 1977. The sound is just amazing here. Thanks for the upgrade. Each song is uniquely and perfectly played. Love the Lazy Lightning>Supplication and Candyman. The whole second set is just Acapulco gold.
Subject: Great show
Subject: Another Great '77
This show delivers from top to bottom.
The energy level is through the roof.
What can I really say? It's as sick as it looks,
if not more so. Break off the volume knob!!!!
Subject: Fabulous Forum
Subject: What's Not To Love?
Anytime you hear "Spring 77" and "MOTB" in the same breath, you know your day has just improved. The only other source, another AUD, is outstanding but the MOTB folks have kicked it up a notch here. Great work for a great show. Typical Spring 77 performance w/ yet another roof being blown off. I've said it before and I'll say it again: we are some spoiled kids around here.
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